Vaccination vs. Variolation

Event Date
1802
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Yes
Unique ID
59
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100

Dr. Jean de Carro, a physician who indirectly helped to introduce vaccination to India, suggested that inoculation should be eliminated, saying, “It is inconsistent for a government to encourage vaccination and not forbid inoculation.” This was among the first of many efforts to encourage vaccination over variolation for its improved success and safety.

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